Safe House

  • Title: Safe House
  • Author: Chris Ewan
  • ISBN: 9781250012562
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Safe House When Rob Hale wakes up in a hospital after a motorcycle crash his first thought is for the gorgeous blonde Lena who was on the back of his bike The doctors and police however insist that he was a
    When Rob Hale wakes up in a hospital after a motorcycle crash, his first thought is for the gorgeous blonde, Lena, who was on the back of his bike The doctors and police, however, insist that he was alone at the scene The shock of the accident must have made him imagine Lena, especially since his description of her resembles his late sister, Laura.Convinced that Lena isWhen Rob Hale wakes up in a hospital after a motorcycle crash, his first thought is for the gorgeous blonde, Lena, who was on the back of his bike The doctors and police, however, insist that he was alone at the scene The shock of the accident must have made him imagine Lena, especially since his description of her resembles his late sister, Laura.Convinced that Lena is as real as he is, Rob teams up with Rebecca Lewis, a London based PI who has a mysterious connection to Laura and learns that even a close knit community like the Isle of Man can hide dangerous secrets that will not stay safe forever.

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    About Chris Ewan


    1. I m the author of the popular GOOD THIEF S GUIDE TO series of mysteries about globetrotting crime writer and thief for hire, Charlie Howard The series has been praised as crime writing at its best Sydney Morning Herald and a delightful series The Seattle Times and comprises THE GOOD THIEF S GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM winner of the Long Barn Books First Novel Award , THE GOOD THIEF S GUIDE TO PARIS, THE GOOD THIEF S GUIDE TO VEGAS, THE GOOD THIEF S GUIDE TO VENICE and THE GOOD THIEF S GUIDE TO BERLIN.To download your FREE copy of THE GOOD THIEF S GUIDE TO MURDER, simply visit my website chrisewan and enter your email details.I love to hear from readers and always respond to every email I receive.You can contact me via my website chrisewanon Twitter chrisewanor on Facebook at facebook chrisewanauthor My critically acclaimed standalone thrillers include the major bestseller SAFE HOUSE which has sold than 500,000 copies in the UK and was shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award , DEAD LINE which is optioned for film , DARK TIDES an Observer Thriller of the Month and LONG TIME LOST a masterful thriller The Independent I m also the author of the Kindle Single story SCARLETT POINT which, like many of my thrillers, is set on the Isle of Man.In 2011, I was voted one of America s favourite British authors by a Huffington Post poll and in 2017 I was longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library.I was born in Taunton in 1976 and graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in American Studies with a minor in Canadian Literature, then later trained as a lawyer After an eleven year spell living on the Isle of Man, I now live in Somerset, England with my wife, children and labrador, where I write full time.


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    1. Local plumber is called out to a remote country house on the Isle of Man. An old boiler in need of repair is involved and a wrench from his van also makes an appearance. But all is not what it seems Yes, it really is more exciting than that! It's a well-written and sometimes intense thriller. Thoroughly enjoyed it. (Not to be confused with the Denzel Washington movie of the same name, where you won't find a plumber at any cost. But then I suspect you knew that)

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    2. It is what it is, a solid crime story as a debut stand-a-lone thriller from Chris Ewan. Slightly better than most run-of-the-mill crime/thrillers but in reality a 3.5 rating I would give it. The characters are quite engaging, the plots decent & i quite like his style of writing & found myself reading a good 60-70 pgs at a time whilst i could bathed in glorious & no doubt harmfull gama-rays or some such new dangerous thing for mankind to be doingI liked it.

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    3. Synopsis: When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash he is told that Lena, the woman he claims was travelling with him, doesn't exist. The woman he describes bears a striking resemblance to his recently deceased sister, Laura, but has he really only imagined her?Rob sets out to find the answers to who Lena is and where she has gone. He is aided by Rebecca Lewis, a London-based PI, who has come to the Isle of Man at the behest of his parents to investigate his sister's suicide. B [...]

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    4. First book read from my Kindle <3 That was an exciting experience. It was definitely the right choice of book to read; perhaps not very festive but pretty gripping nonetheless. It was intense from the start, hooking you straight into the crazy story line and the adventure our hero was about to enbark on. The writing style was plain and simple, but i think this was an advantage; with such a heavy story line you want it to be an easy read, unlike a lot of other crime novels. Every character was [...]

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    5. With conspiracy stories it helps to have something worthy of being uncovered by the main character. In this case, it was Who-cares?! The atmospheric setting could not overcome a poor choice for the voice of this story. A dare devil, motorcycle-riding plumbing and heating serviceman.hhh now that really is different. But his dog had more of a personality. And then the attractive female private detective brought in to assist, hates dogs. and the tension is established! Will she, won't shee to like [...]

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    6. “Safe House” is a rather convoluted mystery with an intriguing background and backdrop. Set on the Isle of Man-a location which is basically unknown to many readers, but delightful to discover-this novel hits the ground racing and doesn’t stop ever. Rob, a heating/plumbing small businessman, accepts a job in an isolated rural area. The cottage’s residents seem odd to him, but he dismisses that until one of them, a blond calling herself Lena, asks him to give her a scenic ride on his moto [...]

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    7. Meh. I was pretty turned off by this book. The main female protagonists are consistently described in terms of their appearance and hotness. I lost count of the number of times their long legs were described or their shirts hiked up to reveal skin when they were reaching for something. It felt like the author just imagined his ideal of an attractive women, described their appearances ad nauseam, but failed give them personalities at all. The only other woman introduced in any detail, a police de [...]

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    8. I was given an audio book version of Safe House to help me pass the time whilst recovering from major surgery. It certainly worked, as this book is very absorbing and all too plausible. I particularly liked how the author kept bringing the dog Rocky into it in significant ways. One minute I'm thinking "yuck, wet dog hair” and the next I realise the author’s cleverness and how I have been set up good and proper as a reader. Great attention to detail! The only negative I found was that due to [...]

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    9. I don't know what I was expecting from this but £0.20 for my debut of a well-reviewed author seemed worthwhile. I wasn't disappointed, but nor was I very impressed. It seemed to be an average run-of-the-mill thriller, with clues so random only the main character would understand them but so obvious that a reader needn't bother thinking about them too much. The only real thing this one had going for it was its location, but even that was used - overused, in fact - to help the plot along. I would [...]

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    10. Had to keep reminding myself who was who throughout the book. I don't think this was through any fault or confusion brought on by the writing but more to do with the fact that this book just didn't do anything for me or hold my attention very well. 2.5-3 stars.

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    11. I would give it 3 out of 5 stars. I found it intriguing and well written and it kept my interest all the way through, I liked the characters and felt myself drawn to them and hating the BAD guys! willing the good guys to get even etc.It is not a book I would rave about telling everyone I know that they MUST read it etc however but it is a good entertaining read and kept me going until the end. the last 155 pages were the most page turning to me and I read them in one sitting.Hard to review any d [...]

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    12. Did really enjoy this book, had a little trouble keeping track of who's on who's side though I am on strong painkillers at the moment so could very well be that rather than the authors fault!

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    13. 3.5 out of four - loved the TT references!

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    14. An intriguing premise and a reader that I really like = one good listen. That was the winning combination with Chris Ewan's book Safe House and Simon Vance's narration.Safe House opens up with a great opening gambit. Plumber Rob Hale is doing some heating work at an isolated house. Lena - the young woman staying there - asks to go for a ride on his motorcycle. But, they crash. Rob wakes up in the hospital and one of his first questions is 'How is Lena '? And the answer is unexpected - there was [...]

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    15. Well I didn't come out of this book feel overwhelmingly impressed. It's a very typical small town mystery story where in the end it turns out to be an international conspiracy. Which, surprisingly, has been done over and over again. The women are flat characters and the specific details about their movements and clothes scream out "written by a man!" The police seem to switch sides every other chapter and I really struggled to work out which kidnappers were good guys and who the bad kidnappers w [...]

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    16. Thriller based in the Isle of Man which reminded me of Linwood Barclay's books. Lots of twists and turns and gripping in parts.''When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash he is told that Lena, the woman he claims was travelling with him, doesn't exist. The woman he describes bears a striking resemblance to his recently deceased sister, Laura, but has he really only imagined her? Rob sets out to find the answers to who Lena is and where she has gone. He is aided by Rebecca Lewis [...]

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    17. Enjoyable little undemanding murder mystery/spy thriller that takes in all the sights that the Isle of Man has to offer. That'll be the Laxey Wheel and the roads used for the TT races plus Douglas then. No visit to or even mention of Mark Cavendish's house though. Some nice twists along the way as Rob Hale, just a short time after the suicide of his sister, awakens in hospital bed after a motorbike accident to be told that Lena, his pillion passenger may just be a figment of his imagination brou [...]

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    18. I'd have given this book 4.5 stars if I could. Having bought it from the Kindle store for 20p, I wasn't sure what to expect, but this book really delivered. From the seemingly mundane event of a broken boiler at a remote cottage, the plot twists and winds its way to an exciting finale at a speed that mirrors the Isle of Man TT course. Most of the action takes place on the Isle of Man, where plumber Rob is drawn into a previously unknown world where people will stop at nothing to get what they wa [...]

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    19. Bought this really cheaply on the kindle, so didn't have huge expectations for it, but it was a pleasant surprise.At the beginning I thought we were just going to have constant reference to Rob's sister and never learn what happened to her.Turns out we didn't find out till very near the end, there were lots of twists and turns in who was the bad guy and who was chasing who, why, who did they work for etc etc, but it all moved at a nice pace and kept up the suspense till the end.Good stuff.

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    20. This was an odd read for the reason that I felt myself as equally bored as intrigued throughout the story. I feel that it might have a little too many characters in it - so much so, that very few are explored in any real depth.I feel the author also took too much time explaining the Isle of Man and its environment - necessary in some cases, but more often than not it felt a little like a tourism plea in places.It's readable - and there are some interesting plot twists - but I think there are bet [...]

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    21. I could trot out the usual terminology — fast-paced, gripping, action-packed — to describe Chris Ewan's Safe House, but this novel is slightly more than that. This is a highly intelligent thriller, one that is filled with so many twists and turns in the plot it's impossible to guess the ending. I read it lounging by a swimming pool in Rhodes and loved every minute of its octane-fuelled narrative.To read the rest of my review, please visit my blog.

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    22. This is a very well written and crafted book. It hooked right from the first page, and kept me glued for the few days it took me to read it. I liked the main character Rob who gets involved by chance in the beginning, or so it seems. Lots of twists and turns and shady characters, that you don't know if you can trust or not. It kept me guessing for a long time, making it a very satisfying read. I will definitely read other books by this author.

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    23. I started this book quite some time ago but it didn't grab me at first but after a recent visit to the IoM I decided to give it another go and this time I really enjoyed it, mainly due to the fact that I could visualise some of the places described in the story. I did feel though that there were too many characters in the story and at times it got a little confusing but all in all an enjoyable read. I'm glad I gave it another chance as I quite liked the style of writing.

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    24. Loved this book. Thought it would be a standard "murder/body in gritty (usually rural) region, where events uncover a past that should have have been left buried", but to my surprise it was one of the best thrillers i've read in years. Well written, well paced & characters you are rooting for. It literally had me on the edge of my seat. The perfect thriller. And only 20p on kindle.

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    25. Downloaded this whilst 20p on kindle, never read anything by the author and was keen to try something a bit off kilter from my usual books. I was not disappointed!!! This book had me hooked from the start and has so many twists & turns I feel I've been on a roller coaster!!! Great suspense and really does keep you guessing until the very end!!

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    26. Pretty good; fresh setting on the Isle of Man and some good, (overly?) complicated plotting but did not find any of the characters so compelling that I need more time with them. (not that there's any indication of a series in any case.)

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    27. Well written with enough twists and turns to keep the story moving. The book combines well rounded characters and a beautifully painted setting. The switching between first and third person narrative could have been its undoing, but it worked well in this instance.

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    28. This was a fast-paced, fun thriller. The body count is pretty high, and some plot points strain reality, but the writing was pretty strong overall and it almost read like a film.

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    29. Brilliant story, loads of twists that keep you thinking, loved it xx

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    30. Enjoyed this book but it went on a bit too long in the end.

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